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Joshua- I’ll be fighting in next three months

Anthony Joshua against Jermaine Franklin.

Former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says he is “definitely going to be fighting in the next three months” following his win over Jermaine Franklin last Saturday.

Joshua claimed his first win in more than two years having lost consecutive bouts to WBA (Super), IBF and WBO world championship belts to Oleksandr Usyk.

Oluwafemi Olaseni told BBC One Show he does not know who his next opponent will be, but he definitely wants to “get the ball rolling”.

It was nine months since I was last in the ring [before Franklin],” he said.

“I don’t want to leave it that long again. I want to be back there in next three months.”

But fellow British heavyweight Dillian Whyte said Joshua, now 33, showed signs of a fighter who doesn’t want to do it any more” in his points win against Franklin.

Whyte told BBC radio 5 live that if he doesn’t want to do it any more, I think he should stop”.

The Former heavyweight champion himself confirmed it that he was “not too happy” after failing to beat Franklin by knockout, but added: “Getting that win and getting out amongst the public, it was nice to mingle and get congratulations.”

Joshua further added it was important to get a first win under new coach Derrick James he hired back in February.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas